Thank you so much for writing this. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t read something, here or elsewhere, that insults me and blames me for all the world’s ills because I’m a straight white man. And to even complain about that brings accusations of privilege and all the other shit-flinging people love to do online.

You’re absolutely right that the idea of privilege has become a new race-based insult. Right, too, that this drives some people towards extremism, the exact opposite of where we should be going.

Reading this made me feel less alone. Thank you for that.

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